All entries filed under “Pools”

8 Tips for Landscaping Around Your Above Ground Pool or Hot Tub

8 Tips for Landscaping Around Your Above Ground Pool or Hot Tub

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 22, 2018

Whether you recently installed a new pool or hot tub, or are simply looking to rejuvenate your backyard space, here are some handy tips on summer landscaping around a backyard water feature.   1. Plan and prepare in advance   If you haven’t yet installed your new pool or hot tub, you’re in luck. Now is a great time to begin planning out exactly where you want everything to...

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Opening Your Pool (Yay!)

Opening Your Pool (Yay!)

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Apr 05, 2018

It's time to open your pool!

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Smart Pool Base:  Pool Smarts From the Bottom Up

Smart Pool Base: Pool Smarts From the Bottom Up

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Apr 13, 2016

Smart Pool Base is exclusively manufactured and sold by The Great Escape — created to safe-guard your pool liner from rips and tears due to ground shift, and ensure perfect pool shape. Bonus — it also helps you keep your pool cleaner, eliminating craters in your liner that can hold dirt and debris.

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Buying a Pool: Tips You Need to Know

Buying a Pool: Tips You Need to Know

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jul 08, 2014

Ready to make a splash? Not sure where to start? Here is a customer's guide to prepare for the purchase and installation of your new above-ground pool!

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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Pumps

Frequently Asked Questions Involving Pumps

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 27, 2014

Why is my pump cutting off and on every 5-10 seconds?-  Hayward motors are factory wired for 240 volts unless the motor is 120 volts ONLY. Check the voltage of the incoming supply power and ensure the motor is wired or can be wired for this voltage (data plate on motor will help provide voltage and wiring information).  Also check for loose or badly connected wires.  Contact a certified...

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May Is Water Safety Month

May Is Water Safety Month

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Apr 01, 2014

Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when using or caring for your pool. The following Safety Recommendations are supplied by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.

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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Filters

Frequently Asked Questions Involving Filters

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 27, 2013

DE FiltersWhy does my filter pressure rise very quickly, even after backwashing?-  D.E. filters filter the water down to 1-3 microns, every time the water passes through the filter. Maintain a balanced clear pool and this will reduce incidents of rapid pressure rise. One possibility is that the filter grids or Flex tubes are clogged with minerals or oils. You should clean your grids once a year,...

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Benefits of Nature2

Benefits of Nature2

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Jun 02, 2013

The patented Nature2 mineral technology by Zodiac Pool Systems uses safe, elemental mineral ingredients to create pool water that is noticeably cleaner, clearer, and softer.

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First Time Buyer Advice

First Time Buyer Advice

Posted by The Great Escape Blog | Mar 31, 2013

Things to Consider When Deciding on a Pool:Choosing a pool is no easy decision - these days there’s a swimming pool that’s right for virtually every individual or family looking to add the distinct lifestyle advantage of a backyard vacation to their home or property. Radiant Pools offers options for everyone, including aboveground, semi-inground and inground styles. So how do you decide...

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